FAQ

Hi!  Welcome to my little online home!  “i am baker” is mostly about all things baking…but you will also see a few other places to hang out.

Not only do I bake, but with the help of my husband we are raising four kids, a dog, and the occasional mouse.  (I live in the country.  The mouse invited himself in.)

It is my hope that no matter who you are, no matter what you look like, no matter what you believe or whom you associate with, that you feel welcome here. In fact, I am delighted and grateful you would like to spend time here.  I hope that I can get to know you better and that we can become friends.

How can I be reached?

  • iambakermail

    My email is manda2177@gmail.com

  • i am baker tweets

    My twitter is @iambakertweets

  • iambakerfacebook

    My facebook is facebook.com/iambaker

 FAQ’s

 Designs:

  • Can I post your pictures and recipes on my site?

    I started this blog to share my inspiration and designs.  I work very hard on my creations and spend many hours writing, baking, and photographing them.  Please remember that when you choose to share something on your website.  You are welcome to be inspired by or add you own twist on them!  However, I just ask that you provide the proper linkage credit.  If you are blogging about it, tweeting about it (@iambakertweets), using facebook, pinterest, or any other social media outlet that you use, please provide proper linkage.

    When in doubt, add a link back. Please do not copy/transfer/blog/facebook/tweet my images unless you have permission to do so.  And if you really want to, just ask!  I am nice most of the time. ;)

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    The images may not be reproduced, copied, downloaded, saved to your computer, transmitted in any form or manipulated without the written permission of Amanda Rettke, owner of iambaker.net, Minnesota, USA. 
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  • What tip did you use on that cake?  How did you get the candle inside?

    I often do tutorials on the more difficult items.  Feel free to use those at your convenience!  If you see an item that you love but need extra help, please feel free to leave a comment on that post.

  • Recipes:

  • What type of royal icing do you use on you sugar cookies?

    I actually use a glaze icing.  Here is the recipe. It tastes different than royal icing and I find it easier to work with, but it is typically the same medium.

  • Can I substitute oil for butter?  Do I really need corn syrup for your sugar cookie icing?  I want to make your recipe gluten free, can you tell me how to do that?

    The answer is, yes and no.  I like this substitution chart over at allrecipes.com But the truth is, I don’t know.  I don’t know how to make my favorite white cake gluten free or sugar free or dairy free, so most of the time I will recommend sticking to the specified ingredient list.  My recipe list is ever expanding, so if there is something you would like me to try feel free to email your request.

  • I made your cake and it was dry…what happened?

    I am so sorry!  Dry cake is the worst.  My best advice is to make the recipe again, and if you have the same problems, please contact me immediately so we can trouble-shoot.  If you happen to find an error or misprint or horribly out of place addition of vanilla extract, please do let me know!

  • How do I get my red or black food coloring to turn out like yours?

    I simply use a good quality gel food coloring.  I recommend Ateco or Americolor.  Both are readily available online or in cake specialty stores.

  • Camera:

  • I purchased a Canon 7D on October 4th of 2011. So from that day on that is the camera I am using.
  • I have a 28-70mm f 2.8 lens as well as a 50mm f 1.4 lens.  I am not quite sure how to use them yet.

  • I set my camera to “one shot” mode, try to always shoot on the lowest ISO possible. My aperture is typically between 2.8 and 5.6.
  • I always shoot food in natural light, which is horribly inconvenient when you live in Minnesota and only get thirty seven minutes of sunshine in the winter.

    General:

  • What religion are you?

    I am a Christian, meaning that I follow the teachings of Jesus Christ.  I believe that the Bible is God breathed and 100% truth.

  • Why are you homeschooling?

    I want my children to be raised with a full and complete education, but I want it to be based on Christian principles.  We are open to the idea of a public or private education, its something that we are in constant prayer over.  It is a huge learning process for me but I am really happy with how well they are doing so far.

  • How do you build traffic on your blog?

    Well, that’s the golden question, isn’t it?  I believe blogging is a community.  That you are, in fact, building relationships, not just contacts.  If you want people to comment on you blog, comment on theirs!  When it comes to having lots of readers, the more you enjoy what you are doing, the easier that will be.

  • I follow you on twitter but you don’t follow me….why?

    It is probably because I don’t know you!  I try to always follow friends back.  If I see frequent tweets from you that helps me get to know you better.

  • Can you do a review or can I send you some product?

    I can do reviews, but I most likely won’t.  If you still want to send something, I cannot promise I will blog about it or that if I do blog about it, it will be a favorable review. My blog community is built on honesty and I usually try to only showcase products I really use and like!  You are better off contacting bloggers who specialize in that and can provide you with a more professional and expedient response.  (please email me if you need names)

  • Can I advertise on your site?

    If your product is consistent with my blog then yes you can.  Please contact me for pricing and details.  If you are reaching out from the Sundial Resort on Sanilbel Island, the answer is yes.

     

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